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CONLANG  August 2009, Week 3

CONLANG August 2009, Week 3

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Re: LoCoWriMo: Story Tense

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R A Brown <[log in to unmask]>

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constructed Languages List <[log in to unmask]>

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Wed, 19 Aug 2009 20:38:34 +0100

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Arthaey Angosii wrote:
> What tense do other languages use when telling stories?
> 
> In English, novels are usually in past tense. Orally told stories are
> sometimes in past tense, other times in "narrative present tense" (or
> whatever it's called).
> 

The 'narrative present' was quite common in written 
Classical Latin.

-- 
Ray
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Frustra fit per plura quod potest
fieri per pauciora.
[William of Ockham]

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